Maybe you caught our blog over the holidays about the signs that a full mouth reconstruction could be in your near future.
We believe very strongly that full mouth reconstruction can save lives. This is about more than just how your smile looks. After all, the health of your smile has a big impact on the rest of your health. Before we are ready to look into that, let’s begin with the first question running through your mind:
How Did I End Up Like This?
When you reach this point, you might be wondering how things got this bad. When did this happen? It seems like your smile was fine yesterday, but today it is unacceptable. This is a common problem that people experience. If you haven’t been paying attention to your smile, it can seem like the damage happened overnight, but that’s rarely the case.
Often damaged teeth begin with unhealthy habits early and throughout your life. Not following great oral hygiene will eventually lead to teeth that are worn down, broken, and damaged from years of infection and decay.
Often patients will know that they haven’t taken great care of their teeth and might be embarrassed to come see us. If that’s you, you should know that there’s not reason to worry. We have a judgment free zone where you can simply get the care you need without a lecture.
While unhealthy habits are often a problem, sometimes nature works against our patients leading to the ultimate need for full mouth reconstruction. While good oral hygiene can protect your teeth and gums from damage, sometimes things like heredity make keeping a healthy smile difficult.
Your genetics are a very important aspect of your oral health. If your tooth enamel and saliva are not strong enough to fight bacteria, you will experience a lot of decay and infection which can lead to the need for a full mouth reconstruction at some point, especially if you don’t take care of your teeth along the way.
It’s About More Than Looks
Needing a full mouth reconstruction is about much more than the way your smile looks. Improving your looks is a benefit, but we are concerned with the health of your smile above all else. If you choose to go down this path, you will notice us focusing on the health of your smile before we make any moves to improve the look of your smile.
Improving Oral Health
Our major concern for a full mouth reconstruction is improving your oral health. If your mouth has been in a state of infection and decay for years, you are definitely due for an improvement! You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference a healthy smile can make!
We begin the reconstruction process by addressing any and all oral health concerns we see. We need to remove infection and decay from your mouth before we can apply and cosmetic improvements. It is our first priority, and it will be the aspect that makes you feel better!
Implications of Poor Oral Health
Oral health concerns, particularly gum disease, have a bigger impact than just messing with your smile. Your entire body can be impacted. We call these systemic health connections, which means that your oral health affects all of the other systems in your body.
For example, gum disease has been linked with various forms of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. Without taking the proper precautions for your smile, you might end up with other very serious health concerns.
Where Do We Begin?
Does this sound like a process you need to begin? We think so! If you are struggling with your smile, you need a dental office that understands and is able to help. That’s us!
It all begins with a conversation. Simply give us a call and set up a consultation where we can take a look at your smile and give you some options for improvements. This conversation is a great time for you to let us know of your concerns while we give you the information you need to make a great decision for your smile.
Contact us today to set up a consultation or appointment. We would love to see you soon and help you get started with this process!